GNOME panel starts crashing after apt-get upgrade (SID)
I am not sure if this message shouldn't go to debian-user list, but as
problem is in SID/unstable I think most of SID users is on devel.
I also Cc: gnome-devel-list here, as I belive it is gnome-panel, not
debian package problem (but not sure about it).
The problem is I really like using GNOME. One of its strenghts for me
is its panel that allows me to have my own sub menus (sub-panels) in it.
My panel looks more-less this way:
| Mozilla | TkCVS |
| Galeon | Glimmer |
... | W E B | D e v e l| Office | Shells |....
... | Tools | Tools | Tools | |....
The problem is, that it happened for the second time in this month,
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
my config causes panel to crash while GNOME starts !
Even if I have not change nothing and _Yesterday_ it worked well...
It is very confusing...
The only way around is to delete ~/.gnome/panel.d directory and
re-create all my panel from scratch.
I have reported it as a BUG, but no response till now:
I really don't know what do. I'd like to know:
- Am I the only affected person ? Or are here others having this problem
as well ?
- Is it a problem in panel or has it sth. to do with Debian packages
- In my bugreport I included my panel.d content (compressed), strace and
ltrace outputs. I think these info should be enough to squash the bug
What else can I do ? (besides digging in code myself)
I am NOT subscribed to @gnome.org lists so Cc: me Your answers please.
I AM subscribed to debian-devel, no Cc: nessesary.
I really'd like to use GNOME, but this panel problem desn't help me.
I think there is just a bug somewhere, but nobody cares to squash it...
If I can be anyhow usefull to You, please contact me at
Thanks in advance
PS: I am tired of asnwers: "If you're running SID you should expect
problems". IMHO it is not SID to blame here, but some BUG instead (in
package or in panel code).